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Old 05-27-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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28QBSS Blew Over in Windstorm Today

Came home today after a pretty strong storm moved through and found our 2013 Solaire 28QBSS on its side. Haven't had the insurance company on site yet, so I'm not sure what they'll choose to do. But I'm pretty concerned by how easily it went over. There are two other travel trailers on our street and one pop-up and all were fine. I'm concerned the 7' width, and narrower wheel base might be a bit more unstable.

Anyway, curious thoughts on whether fixing this would even make sense. I don't know the internal damage as I'm sure the couch let loose, as well as the table and probably crashed into the cabinets and bathroom door. Plus I assume the frame has been damaged due to the force of the fall. So I hope insurance chooses to total the unit so we can move on.

Any thoughts on how to handle it with the insurance company would be appreciated.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Holy cow! I'm glad you it was unoccupied!
I hope they total it for you too. Otherwise you may end up with 'unknown' issues for years.


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Old 05-27-2015, 11:21 PM   #3
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Can't imagine them not totaling it out, I would dig my heels in and get a second opinion if they decide not to. good luck.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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Can't imagine them not totaling it out, I would dig my heels in and get a second opinion if they decide not to. good luck.
That's my plan. I certainly don't want a unit that could have frame damage or laminated wall or roof damage hidden, ready to appear. Plus, to fix all of the items that I'm sure have damage has to make it almost cheaper to just replace the unit.

I've also reached out to Palomino to get their opinion as the manufacturer. I'll post back as it progresses.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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Not to mention how much more damage will be caused just by getting it back upright again.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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Where are you located? We had a tornado touch down in Beavercreek Ohio about 20 min away.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:59 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure they'll total it. Once it's up off the ground and all of the weight is focused on one side, the frame will flex and frankly it can't be repaired. Not to mention all of the weight coming down on one side, I'm sure the entire length of the outboard side is toast. Good thing - and especially - no one (and nothing) was next to it.

Most all of the insurance companies for RVs/TTs use the same fleet service for claims adjustment, so it doesn't matter whether you have USAA, State Farm, Progressive, et al, it's the same contract fleet service handling the claim (I was surprised to learn that) thus claims within the RV/TT world are fairly consistent & universal.

Good luck and please post back the outcome!
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:02 PM   #8
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What a bummer. Glad you were not in it at the time. Good luck with the insurance company.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:07 PM   #9
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So sorry that happened. That sucks!
Please let us know what the outcome is. Very interested in knowing how the insurance company handles.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:08 PM   #10
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I sure am sorry to see this. I hope everything works out for you. I'm concerned about this as well. That's one reason I keep my stab jacks down. I don't know if it helps but it can't hurt. Good luck.
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